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by agavedave
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pots..
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Pots..

For me personally , I would give any web site that does not show a registered business address a wide berth.

Regards
Dave
by agavedave
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

I quite like the Meadowview Ego Agg potting grit. A garden center near us only has it in the small bags though and hides at away near their alpines rather than with all of their other bagged aggregates. https://www.meadowviewstone.co.uk/product-detail/horticultural-potting-grit-eco-1-4mm/ Usually mi...
by agavedave
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BEF pots
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: BEF pots

I wipe a bit of Armor All Protectant Semi-Matt Finish on some of mine that spend a lot of time outside, seems to slow down the breakdown a bit. Particularly the large pots that I can't afford to throw away after 2-3 years.

Regards
Dave
by agavedave
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heater recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: Greenhouse heater recommendation

I Cant see any ASTA os BS1363 marking on that plug. Tell the supplier that you are sending it to trading standards for inspection and see what their response is.a If you get no joy you could go out and buy a BS1363 plug and rewire it, but be prepared to trim back some wire if it has been damaged by ...
by agavedave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I see photos of your DIY staging?
Replies: 26
Views: 2018

Re: Please can I see photos of your DIY staging?

Here's one of mine http://www.aridhouse.plus.com/displaybench.html I did study woodwork at school but probably haven't progressed much since. I looked at a few aluminium ones before deciding they were way too flimsy I just needed something that would take the weight of some heavy items and put up wi...
by agavedave
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Potting bark

No plans to pot that big one on as it looks like it is getting ready to bolt. I do use the pink stuff but that can still get heavy if well watered. It took two of us to get that one tucked up in the glasshouse a few weeks ago. I Need a fork lift like agavegeoff has!

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Small Agaves
Replies: 20
Views: 3086

Re: Small Agaves

A wonderful collection of beautifully grown plants - you should be proud. I've never seen an Agave ghiesbreghtii (note spelling!) with odd marginals plus teeth on the leaf undersides like that - most unusual, even taking into account what a variable species it is. You sometimes see that in some hyb...
by agavedave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Potting bark

Thanks Ray I'll give it a try. Keeping good drainage in 50cm pots by adding grit is getting too much for my creaky bones. What do you mix it with? My preferred mix for agaves has mostly been a mix of coir, sterilised top soil, Eco-ags , tesco cat litter and Q4 base fertiliser. Then for big pots that...
by agavedave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Potting bark

Does anyone use potting bark or similar in their mix? https://www.melcourt.co.uk/product/melcourt-propagating-bark/ Many years ago I had a behind the scenes tour of the glasshouses at RBG Edinburgh and saw how they keep backup or non display succulents. Most of what they were potting up was going in...
by agavedave
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recycling plastic pots
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Recycling plastic pots

Here's a link to what I found

https://hta.org.uk/assurance-compliance ... cling.html

Regards
Dave